Wilfred (Bill) Story

January 10, 1915 - May 09, 2018


Wilfred H. (Bill) Story, Jr.    1915 – 2018

Cora Schmid Story   1917 – 2011

 Hilton Head lost one of its oldest citizens on May 9, 2018 when Wilfred H. (Bill) Story, Jr passed away at 103. He and his wife, Cora Schmid Story, moved to Hilton Head in 1978. Cora predeceased Bill having passed away on August 14, 2011. The couple had been married for 73 years. Bill and Cora are survived by their daughter, Elaine Story Flanagan and her husband Bryan Flanagan of Hilton Head and a grandson, Andrew Flanagan of Rockville, MD.

Bill was a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology. He was a retired Lieutenant Commander having served in the US Navy during World War II with duty stations in Charleston, SC and Pearl Harbor, HI. He was also active in the US Navy Reserve for many years. After the war, Bill joined Johns-Manville where he worked for 35 years. He spent the majority of his career as an Aerospace Sales Engineer having worked on projects such as the F-15, the Lunar Excursion Module, the Apollo spacecraft and the Space Shuttle.

Prior to starting her family, Cora was a key member of the Purchasing organization at Whalen Drug in New York City. Subsequently, she joined Product Advertising Corporation, a Madison Avenue advertising firm, where she rose to the position of Corporate Secretary and counted the famous comedian Jackie Gleason amongst her friends and clients.

Bill will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date where he will join his dear wife Cora. Funeral arrangements are being made by The Island Funeral Home & Crematory.  islandfuneralhome.com.

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  1. Dear Cousin Elaine,

    Although we’ve never met I feel that I know you through my sister Grace Galluccio, who speaks very highly of you.
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, because he and my mom .were very close and I remember him as my most handsome cousin when I was a child. I was in Hilton Head recently and had a wonderful time there. I live in a little town in the north Georgia mountains called Hiawassee. I hope one day to meet you and your husband. I wanted to write to you, and express my condolences as I have many happy memories with your mom and dad.

    Much Love, Gail



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